Saturday, May 24

"i was so hungry i could eat a horse"

so i did.but these are the kinds of things that happen when you hang out with tongan friends- you make otai (a sweet, delicious, pineapple, coconut, watermelon drink- pure heaven) and you eat horse. and you like it, as soon as you get past the initial feeling bad about eating such a great animal. but if you think about it, cows are great too.
and funny enough, the horse meat was shipped over from utah of all places.

17 comments:

liko said...

okay, i knew that was the joke about the tongans, growing up here, but i never actually thought that they really ate them. and i cannot believe you got to eat some, too. what's it taste like? you sure it was really horse?? i am in awe.

karebear said...

I echo liko...haha. that is crazy. kinda like the joke about the filipinos eating dog, but i don't think they actually eat dog...or do they?

liko said...
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liko said...

actually, karen, i think that they do. and not just ANY dog, but BLACK dog. that's why i hear you never see any black dogs in the philippines. seriously. i know several people who have served missions there, including my grandparents (twice) and they can vouch for that.

The Trotter Family said...

That's really horse? I had no idea that Tongans ate horse. Well, I hope it was tasty. I think I would have to pass. I loved My Little Ponies too much growing up!

Denae said...

Those Utahens. Of COURSE they're making horse to send to Hawaii. Yum, yum. What's it taste like?

betsy said...

So great.

BOWDENS said...

So, what does horse taste like? Chicken? I think I could only eat it if I didn't know what it was! But the otai sounds delicious!

Jen said...

Yikes! Not sure about that one.

Katie said...

OK, sorry, but that's just something I would definitely have to pass on! I can't imagine eating a horse! I have never heard that Tongans eat horse...Huh...

katrina said...

after 2 missions in tonga my mom says horse tastes like squirrel. she was kidding, but they do eat it in tonga along with bat an occasional dog and other small rodents.
Hot dog anyone?

Molly Malia said...

i was wondering where our horse went.... KASEY????? i swear, never give a kid a shotgun and a sunny day. dang it...

Mahina said...

awww, poor horse! while you were eating horse me and our girls were riding horses at a little four year olds birthday party! i think i prefer just riding them!

what did it taste like! chicken? haha!

ashley said...

so, i tastes like beef but leaner and has a little bit of a "gamey" taste like deer. i am alergic to horses and when i told my sister the first thing she said was "wait, were you alergic to it?" so funny.

Malia said...

HAhah! Ashley... thats crazy! I was wondering before i read your comment... I am allergic to horses too!

Kristen said...

hahaha so did you balloon up after you ate it? Or get hives?
hahaha. Oh, my. Yes, real horsey is so yummy. :) Oh and Pani popo here we come! (that one is normal, guys) Bread and coconut pudding of sorts. mmmmm......

Dore said...

Well said.